Pens on a World Map
Penner: Patti Shene of Colorado
(originally from New York)
Location: New York City, New York
|In NYC's Union Square with my daughter and granddaughter|
We browsed through Union Square, perusing the many wares sold there, from foods to crafts. We joined other tourists in a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and stood next to the mammoth Wall Street bull. Of course, we had to eat in Chinatown and visit the M&M store!In stark contrast was the site of Ground Zero, where evil men spit in the face of all that Lady Liberty stands for one September day almost a decade before. Still, the bronzed wall commemorating firefighters and rescue personnel, along with the construction site where the 9-11 memorial now stands, symbolized hope for the future of our country, even in the face of adversity.
We observed the
Statue of Liberty quite clearly as we took the five mile, twenty-five minute
ride on the Staten Island ferry. Did you know that approximately 60,000
passengers make this short water voyage daily?
The nine vessels in the fleet make 109 trips daily during the week.
|On the Staten Island Ferry with the Statue of Liberty behind me|
|A view from Central Park|
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Patti Shene is a retired RN, formerly from Long Island, who has resided in Colorado for the past forty years. She serves as Division Manager for YA and Children’s Imprints with Written World Communications (WWC).
She also edits Starsongs, a publication of WWC written for kids by kids. Patti’s son and daughter-in-law, infected with the travel bug, have moved on and now make their home in the UK.Visit Patti’s three blogs at her website (www.pattishene.com) and leave a comment to let her know you stopped by!
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